Michael Kranish

Washington, D.C.

National political investigative reporter

Education: Syracuse University, degrees in political science and journalism

Michael Kranish is a national political investigative reporter for The Washington Post. He is the co-author of The Post’s biography "Trump Revealed," as well as biographies of John F. Kerry and Mitt Romney. He previously was the deputy chief of the Boston Globe's Washington bureau. Earlier in his career, he worked for the Miami Herald and the Lakeland (Fla.) Ledger.
Latest from Michael Kranish

Cassidy Hutchinson’s path from trusted insider to explosive witness

In Trump’s White House, she had extraordinary access and in the eyes of many White House staffers, she had inordinate power.

June 28, 2022

Echoes of Watergate: Trump’s appointees reveal his push to topple Justice Dept.

With raw emotion, former Justice Department officials described to the Jan. 6 committee how close the department came to catastrophe.

June 23, 2022

New details emerge of Oval Office confrontation three days before Jan. 6

Jeffrey Clark, a mid-level Justice Department official, wanted Trump to name him attorney general in a plan aimed at potentially overturning the election.

June 14, 2022

S. Korean president appears uneasy when pressed on gender inequality

The leader of South Korea was asked by a Washington Post reporter about what role he and his administration should play in helping the advancement of women and improving gender equality.

May 21, 2022

Inside Mark Meadows’s final push to keep Trump in power

Mark Meadows, the White House chief of staff, played a key role in Trump’s effort to overturn the election, according to his texts, congressional investigations and interviews.

May 9, 2022

Inside Ted Cruz’s last-ditch battle to keep Trump in power

As Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) went to extraordinary lengths to court Trump’s base and lay the groundwork for his own potential 2024 presidential bid, he also alienated close allies and longtime friends who accused him of abandoning his principles.

March 28, 2022

Michelle Childs, a potential Supreme Court pick, recalls being ‘devastated’ at father’s gunshot death

Raised after her father’s death by a single mother, Childs was the first in her family to attend college and the first Black woman to become partner at a major South Carolina law firm. She has been unusually outspoken during her judicial career on social issues that directly relate to her traumatic childhood and her experiences pushing boundaries as a Black woman in the South.

February 12, 2022

Critics say Ginni Thomas’s activism is a Supreme Court conflict. Under court rules, only her husband can decide if that’s true.

Critics say Justice Clarence Thomas exploits a gaping hole in the court’s rules to ignore conflicts of interest with activism by his wife, Ginni Thomas: He can essentially decide himself whether he has a conflict, a choice he’s rarely made in his three decades on the court.

January 31, 2022

Mo Brooks urged a Jan. 6 crowd to ‘fight.’ Now his actions long before the insurrection face new scrutiny.

Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) has faced intense scrutiny over his fiery rhetoric to a crowd on Jan. 6 that soon stormed the U.S. Capitol, but far less public attention has been paid to Brooks’s key role in the lead-up to the insurrection.

January 10, 2022